I started taking cake decorating classes back in 2003. I got pregnant near the end of 2003 so I bascially stopped for a while b/c I couldn't stand on my feet for long periods of time. I'd say I got back into cake decorating during the second half of 2004. I absolutely love it. The more I bake the more recipes I find and the more I can offer. I'm glad there are people on cake decorating forums that are willing to share their expertise in cake decorating, recipes, tips, etc. Hopefully I can get licensed soon after I buy a house.